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Created on Thursday, 06 September 2018 14:55

CSATS Liaison Named a STEM Ambassador

Amanda J. Smith, STEM outreach and engagement liaison of the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) in the Penn State College of Education, has been accepted as one of 36 ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors Program. The program

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Created on Friday, 17 August 2018 09:27

Condition of Education Looks at Changes in the Cost of Nonparental Childcare

Between 2001 and 2016, childcare cost rose nearly 50 percent or more for children under six years old not yet enrolled in kindergarten, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2016, center-based care was

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Created on Friday, 17 August 2018 09:26

Reading, Writing and Arguing: Can a Summer of Big Questions Push Students to College?

Columbia University’s 10-year-old Freedom and Citizenship program is aimed at introducing promising minority, immigrant and low-income New York City teens to an intense, highbrow college life that few in their families or neighborhoods have

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Created on Friday, 17 August 2018 09:26

Schools Add New Sports to Appeal to More Students and Keep Them Active

Landing a big fish. Finding a hidden checkpoint. Mastering a video game. Snagging a flag. These – not grand slams, hat tricks or game-winning touchdowns – count as the big “plays” in the nontraditional sports that high schools are adding to

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:59

Quality Out-of-School Time Programs Help Keep Youth on Track for Success

While everyone can understand why additional learning time is important, there is a larger societal impact that many people may not be aware of. According to the Department of Defense, more than 70 percent of 17- to 24-year-olds in California

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